Notice of disciplinary meeting – Kitchen Fitter

Notice of disciplinary meeting – Kitchen Fitter

Date 26/08/2017   Dear Barry, I am writing to tell you that you are required to attend a disciplinary meeting on Monday at 9am which is to be held in my office. At this meeting the question of disciplinary action against you, in accordance with the Company Disciplinary Procedure, will be considered with regard to:…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I only hire people with dreadlocks

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – I only hire people with dreadlocks

  Dear Darcus, I am a 54 year old Managing Director of a double glazing company in Somerset and ever since going to a Ziggy Marley concert back in 1991, I refuse to hire people if they haven’t got dreadlocks. It’s not that I don’t think people who aren’t Rastafarians can’t do the job properly,…

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10 amazing workplace pictures from the making of the original Star Wars trilogy

10 amazing workplace pictures from the making of the original Star Wars trilogy

The type of day you have at the office will vary across different industries, and it’s safe to say that most pictures of people hard at work aren’t very interesting. When your place of work is on the set of the original Star Wars trilogy however, things start to get a little bit more interesting….

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not become an ethical hacker?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not become an ethical hacker?

Some unemployment facts: In the three months to February 2017 there were 33.4 million people in the UK labour force and 1.56 million people were classed as unemployed, which maybe explains why The Jeremy Kyle Show has such a ready supply of people willing to air their dirty linen live on air most mornings of…

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10 reasons why working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

10 reasons why working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Working from home – sounds like a dream come true doesn’t it? Just think, no office politics and no wondering who broke the handle on your coffee mug. Working from home is the perfect employment alternative for those that have chosen to eschew the pressures of working in an office. But before you hand in…

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Customer Feedback Form – Game of Thrones Toilet

Customer Feedback Form – Game of Thrones Toilet

We are constantly trying to improve the level of service we provide, and ask that you take a minute to tell us how we are doing and what we can do to improve. How happy are you with the job we have just completed?  (1 = delighted – 5 = very unhappy) 1 2 3…

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W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Arrested at work

W1nners’ Club Problem Page – Arrested at work

    Dear Darcus, I’ve just been promoted to the position of Trading director in my company and unfortunately, the day after I was told that I had been promoted, the police came into the office and arrested me for the non-payment of a parking fine. I assumed it was for a more serious offence…

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5 really dodgy party tricks to impress your colleagues with at work

5 really dodgy party tricks to impress your colleagues with at work

Even the busiest of offices has quieter periods where staff have the opportunity to stop doing their work to engage in idle banter. In some offices these periods can make up a significant part of the day so it’s important to know how to fill the time in between the moments where the boss is…

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You’ve just been sacked…………why not become a flavourist?

You’ve just been sacked…………why not become a flavourist?

So – it would appear that getting involved in office politics isn’t one of your strong points. When you thought rounding up a few of your colleagues to talk about the new boss over a lunchtime at the pub was a good idea, it turned out your new boss had already put their company credit…

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10 things to do in an interview that will ensure you don’t end up getting the job

10 things to do in an interview that will ensure you don’t end up getting the job

You’ve been made redundant, you’re now unemployed, you’re signing on at the job centre, the sun is shining and the pubs are open……… Let’s face it, things could be a lot, lot, worse. At some point you’re going to have to get another job but for the meantime (summer), there’s no point in rushing the…

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